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Partnership Action Plan for Defence Institution Building

1 January, 2007



Part A. - The status of defence institution building
1. Arrangements for the Democratic Control of Defence
2. Civilian Participation in Developing Defence and Security Policy
3. Legislative and Judicial Oversight of the Defence Sector
4. Assessment of Security Risks and National Defence Requirements
5. Management of the Ministry of Defence and Agencies with Responsibility forDefence Matters
6. Compliance with Internationally Accepted Norms and Practices Establishedin the Defence Sector
7. Personnel Structures and Practices in the Defence Forces
8. Financial, Planning, and Resource Allocation Procedures in the DefenceArea
9. Management of Defence Spending
10. International Co-operation and Good Neighbourly Relations in Defence andSecurity Matters

Part B. - Defence Institution Building Needs in the Caucasus and Moldova
1. Critical Needs for Defence Institution Building
2. Necessary Requirements for Defence Institution Building


In 2006 DCAF commissioned research on the Partnership Action Plan-Defence Institution Building (PAP-DIB) programme status for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova.

This volume places PAP-DIB reform needs in their national and regional contexts and considers common PAP-DIB relevant reform priorities in the region.

The study recommends which issues NATO partners should prioritise for programming assistance in terms of facilitating institutional policy and planning reforms, civilian participation in defence reforms, building transparency and accountability mechanisms, and integrating improved awareness-raising in reform projects.

This book was written on a mandate from Swiss Ministries of Defence and ForeignAffairs and as a Swiss contribution to PfP programming.


Philipp Fluri & Hari Bucur-Marcu